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[News Script: Burglar captured]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a man arrested in Garland after being caught burglarizing a service station and leading police on a chase in a stolen car.
Date: January 25, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: CIO workersstrike at Garland plant]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a strike by workers at an electronics manufacturing plant in Garland after a breakdown in union negotiations over wage increases.
Date: August 25, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Defense Industries in North Texas, 1941-1965: the Social and Economic Impact on Bowie County

Description: World War II was a watershed in American history, altering Americans' perceptions of their place in society. This study focused on Bowie County, Texas, during the twenty-five-year period that began with America's entry into the war. The construction of two defense plants there, Red River Army Depot and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, brought immediate changes to surrounding communities, and local residents faced many challenges as they struggled to adjust. This study used extensive primary sources, including archival materials from Red River and Lone Star, oral histories from former employees, census information, minutes from the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, and local newspapers, to document the social and economic impact of these plants on Bowie County. The body of this dissertation contains nine chapters. Chapters two and three describe how Bowie County obtained and constructed its defense plants, and chapters four through six focus on changes precipitated by the plants during the war years. Chapters seven through nine explore the social and economic impact of the defense presence on Bowie County through 1965. The impact of the defense industries on Bowie County was significant. Plant construction brought thousands of workers into the county, and local residents faced housing, transportation, and sanitation problems. Texarkana experienced serious problems, but its dedicated Chamber of Commerce worked to see that the city benefitted in the long run. During the next twenty-five years, women increasingly entered the work force, but in Bowie County they continued to hold traditional values; jobs provided extras for their families more often than ties to the women's movement. As elsewhere, farmers left farming for factory work, but in Bowie County most clung to their land and their way of life. The world changed for African Americans in Bowie County as well, for by 1965, blacks and whites were working and playing ...
Date: August 1995
Creator: Brantley, Janet G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Big John]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about gubernatorial candidate John Connally and his wife Nellie doing a state-wide train trip as part of his campaign.
Date: May 17, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Reagan/Texarkana]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: October 30, 1980
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Programs of Work Release in Two Federal Correctional Institutions

Description: The present study has the following purposes: to provide a general description of work release in this country, to provide specific descriptions of the work release programs at two federal institutions, and to relate the descriptions of these programs to societal reactions to crime and theories of criminal etiology and epidemiology.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Dison, Jack E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

French-Indian Interaction at an 18th Century Frontier Post: The Roseborough Lake Site, Bowie County, Texas

Description: This report discusses archaeological findings at the Roseborough Lake Site 14 miles west of Texarkana. The research is oriented towards forming a concept of village life for the indigenous people of the area (and the French settlers who intermarried), as well as a model of the village itself.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Gilmore, Kathleen
Partner: UNT Institute of Applied Sciences

[Memorandum of Meeting: Day & Zimmermann Corp. Group, June 8, 2005]

Description: Memorandum of meeting with Day & Zimmermann Corp. Group regarding the Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) facilities that it operates including a PowerPoint presentation prepared by Day & Zimmermann with the title: "Day & Zimmerman Munitions and Defense: BRAC Commission Review and Analysis, Joint Issues Team." Document also includes Joint Cross-Service group analysis documents, a local government proclamation, and a news article with the title: "Agreement May Save Plant Jobs."
Date: June 8, 2005
Creator: United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

French-Indian interaction at an 18th century frontier post : the Roseborough Lake Site, Bowie County, Texas.

Description: A report on archaeological excavations at the Roseborough Lake Site, conducted with the help of Field School students at North Texas State University in 1976. The research explored the life of the villages in the vicinity of the site at the time of early European contact.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Gilmore, Kathleen.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Noah Brown, March 31, 1994

Description: Interview with Noah Brown. The interview includes Brown's personal experiences as an employee of the Red River Arsenal and the Lone Star Ordinance Plant. Brown also talks about union activities, safety procedures, women employees, and work schedules.
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Date: March 31, 1994
Creator: Brantley, Janet & Brown, Noah
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

[News Script: Car hits house]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Garland woman killed after crashing her car through a house. Her husband was also critically injured.
Date: February 10, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections